This is my entry for the Pirates of the Caribbean Contest Entry (Mailing List Division). I hope you will enjoy this very short illustration of my story. Please feel free to critic and provide suggestion to help me to improve on my content and writing. Thank you for your time.
Story Title: Trouble shows up when you are looking for rum
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Through darkness and light, with no sight of land and not a single whisper of wind, only endless drifting in this vast blue sea, this was the beginning of Jack Sparrow’s endless tormenting expedition to seek the Fountain of Life.
Weeks of endless sailing had made poor Jack deprived of his main source of motivation, his precious rum. He had to make the painful decision between searching for a port to stock up the rum or continuing the search.
“Oh, the rum… I should continue with my search… But not without rum…” Jack pondered. But he did not have to think too long.
He took out his telescope and looked forth and to his surprise, he saw a majestic vessel and immediately recognised it. It was the infamous red and white colour sails of the mighty Black Seas Barracuda, captained by Captain Red Beard. Instantaneously, the reflection caught her attention and it was not long before Jack was surrounded.
The crew came with few long boats. Threatened by pistols and cutlasses, Jack was invited onboard and was greeted by the notorious Captain.
“Well well, isn’t this my lucky day to finally cross paths with pathetic Jack Sparrow”, said Red Beard.
“Ahem, it is the Captain Jack Sparrow and you would not want to get it wrong. By any chance, do you have any rum to spare? I would love to taste some.” said Sparrow.
Red Beard replied “Of course, Sparrow! Drink hearty, for this toast, could be your last too!”
Sparrow wondered, “Last? What last?”
Redbeard shouted “Tied him to the mast and watch him closely! He is a slippery eel. We will be paid handsomely once the deal is done.”
Jack Sparrow was surrounded and was captured as prisoner under Red Beard. Can he escape the deadly ordeal to continue his expedition?
Word count: 299 words